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Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning FREE LESSON
Published: 2005-09-23 Updated: 2005-09-23 00:00:00 • 4719

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Natural, Sharp and Flat Notes of the `Ukulele Fingerboard - C Tuning

A chart in standard music notation of the natural, sharp and flat notes of the ukulele fingerboard.

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

Standard music notation, the natural, sharp and flat notes of the ukulele fingerboard for C tuned ukuleles. Covers both high C and low G tuning variations.

Tuning Variations

C Tuning comes in two versions where string four is either tuned to "G", a major second below string one or low "G", where string four is is a  perfect fifth below string three - middle C.

The PDF contains both the high "G" and low "G" C tuning variations.

Both natural, sharp and flat notes are shown from the open strings to fret (12)

C Tuning

Any tuning is possible on a ukulele as long as the construction supports it and a string is available.

C Tuning is the most common tuning used today.

C Tuning, High "G"

C-shape-C_tuningC Tuning - For Soprano, Concert and Tenor ukulele. The same as the higher four strings of a standard tuned guitar with a capo at the fifth fret with string four "G" one octave higher.

For setting up music notation programs like Finale and Sibelius this tuning is:
MIDI: G = G3, C = C4, E = E4, A = A4
C4 is middle C.

C Tuning, Low "G"

C-shape-C_tuningLow 'G', C Tuning - For Soprano, Concert and Tenor ukulele. Same as Key of "C" Tuning but with string four one octave lower. This is the same as placing a capo at the fifth fret of a standard tuned guitar.

For setting up music notation programs like Finale and Sibelius this tuning is:
MIDI: G = G4, C = C4, E = E4, A = A4
C4 is middle C.

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